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Montgomery Castle, Wales | by Whipper_snapper
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Montgomery Castle, Wales

Montgomery Castle was a stop-off on my way to North Wales in 2008 and these photos are new to Flickr. The castle was begun in 1223 by King Henry III but was demolished in 1649 after an English Civil War siege of 1644.


The castle site is on a dominating position and would have been placed to maintain Anglo-Norman control over the Welsh March. to see the full set.


The middle ward was built in the 1250s and this later included a fine brick house built by Lord Herbert of Chirbury in 1622-25. The well tower in the inner ward guards a rock cut well more than 200feet/61metres deep.


The site was extensively excavated in the 1960s and 1970s with much rubble and even some armour being found in the deep ditches between the wards. The whole site is now in the care of Cadw.

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Taken on July 15, 2008